25 March Covid-19: More business support
Companies to receive a 3 month extension period to file accounts:
Companies House have announced that businesses will be given an additional 3 months to file accounts to help companies avoid penalties as they deal with the impacts of COVID-19. Full guidance on applying for an extension can be found here.
Protection from eviction for commercial tenants:
Commercial tenants who cannot pay their rent because of COVID-19 will be protected from eviction. Further details are now available.
Further advice has been released in relation to VAT deferral. Your VAT return should be filed as usual, but in order to ensure your payments are not taken automatically, direct debits (DDs) should be cancelled. Government advice on VAT deferral can be found here.
UK Government Business Support website:
The UK government is supporting businesses and their employees through a package of measures during this period of unprecedented disruption. The Business Support website helps businesses find the right support, advice and information to help with the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the support measures that are available. This website will continue to be updated as information becomes available.